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Texas energy rates

Shop for electricity rates in Texas with the free Choose Energy marketplace! With a population of more than 29 million, Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the country and home to some of the biggest cities in the country. Texas is also a leader in deregulated energy, giving all those residents and businesses the power to choose their electricity provider.

Texas energy prices fluctuate frequently, and there are hundreds of plans and providers to choose from. That’s where Choose Energy comes in. We’ll help you sort through the options to find an electric rate that works for your home or business. Setup is easy – most homes don’t even need a technician visit.

Enter your ZIP code above to compare energy rates in your part of Texas, or keep reading to learn more about the energy buying process. Questions? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Texas energy deregulation

Deregulation in Texas began in 2002 and ended the monopoly utility companies had over their service areas. Utilities stopped selling electricity to consumers and instead focused on delivery and maintenance (of power lines, equipment, etc.). Independent providers, meanwhile, began to sell electricity to consumers.

Today there are many providers, or REPs, available to choose from, which has been beneficial for consumers across the state. Consider the latest statistics:

  • Texas residential electricity rates are 10 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas commercial electricity rates are nearly 23 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas industrial electricity rates are nearly 16 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas generates (by far) the most electricity of any state from wind.
  • Texas generates the fifth-highest amount of electricity from solar energy.

Ready to shop cheap Texas electric rates? Enter your ZIP code above to get started. Otherwise, keep reading to learn what to expect during the buying process, including current rates, types of plans and a more detailed look at your area.

Table of Contents

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  1. How to move your electricity service
  2. How to switch your electric provider
  3. No deposit plans
  4. Provider bill pay
  5. Texas electricity rates
  6. Electric plans in Texas
  7. How to shop with Choose Energy
  8. Texas electricity rates chart
  9. Texas electricity provider reviews
  10. Centerpoint Electricity Rates (Houston)
  11. Oncor Electricity Rates (Dallas)
  12. AEP North Electricity Rates (North and West Texas)
  13. AEP Central Electricity Rates (South Texas)
  14. TNMP Electricity Rates (West, Central, Gulf Coast Texas)
  15. Contact your energy provider
  16. Customer testimonials
  17. Shop by city

Texas electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.060 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.061 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.064 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.075 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 months $0.084 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.110 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.118 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 months $0.121 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.128 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.145 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/06/2020, 12:51:18 PM CDT for utility Centerpoint. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Electric plans in Texas

There are many types of electricity plans in Texas, but two of the most common are fixed and variable rate plans. Within these plan types are different rate options, so be sure to read the electricity facts label (EFL) carefully before signing up. That said, here’s what you can generally expect from these plans:

  • Fixed-rate electricity plans give customers the most stability for their monthly energy bills. Your rate will not change for the duration of your contract, so you’re protected from market highs and lows.
  • Variable-rate electricity plans have rates that fluctuate depending on market electricity prices. You might see your bill go up when energy is in high demand but could also get a much cheaper bill when the cost of energy is low.

Think of fixed and variable rates like you would an investment strategy, where fixed-rate plans are more stable bonds and variable-rate plans are aggressive stocks. The type of plan you choose will depend on your risk tolerance and your needs.

Deregulated energy providers also offer renewable energy, prepaid electricity plans, and no deposit options. Some providers may also offer energy deals and promotions. For more detailed information and help picking the plan that suits you, please see our energy buying guide.

Compare plans with the free Choose Energy marketplace

Choose Energy is a 24/7 online marketplace where Texas residents can compare a variety of electric plans and rates from top providers such as TXU Energy, Gexa Energy, and Reliant Energy at no cost. We partner with trusted providers so you can be sure you’re getting reliable service. Let’s get started:

  1. Enter your ZIP code above. We’ll show you today’s low electricity rates in your area. Compare plans and choose what’s right for you.
  2. Sign up online or over the phone. Not sure what to choose or just want a little more guidance? Give one of our energy experts a call and they’ll be happy to help you.
  3. Enjoy your new energy plan. Your new provider will work with your utility company to start your service with no interruptions. It’s as easy as that.

Texas electricity rates chart

Texas electric rates change throughout the year depending on the season, demand, and other factors. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) tracks these changes, shown in the chart below.

Rates are often lowest at the beginning and end of the year, and highest in the spring. If you become familiar with these trends and plan to buy during a market low, you may be able to find a lower rate.

Average Texas retail electricity rates by month in cents per kWh

Still thinking? Find a more detailed look at different utility areas and  cities down below. When you’re ready to shop, enter your ZIP code above or give us a call.

CenterPoint Energy electricity rates for Houston and surrounding areas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.060 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.061 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.064 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.075 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 months $0.084 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.110 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.118 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 months $0.121 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.128 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.145 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/06/2020, 12:51:18 PM CDT for utility Centerpoint. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.


To learn more about CenterPoint Energy or report an outage, click here.

Oncor electricity rates for Dallas and surrounding areas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.054 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.055 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.057 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.057 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.075 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 months $0.078 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.107 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.110 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.110 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.118 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.141 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/06/2020, 12:51:18 PM CDT for utility Oncor. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.


To learn more about Oncor Electric Delivery or report an outage, click here.

AEP Texas North electricity rates for North and West Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.067 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.068 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat the Heat 12 12 months $0.069 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 months $0.071 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.071 / kWh
Constellation - Power to Connect Usage Bill Credit 30 months $0.090 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.100 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.101 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.109 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 months $0.123 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.144 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/06/2020, 12:51:18 PM CDT for utility AEP North. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.


To learn more about AEP Texas North or report an outage, click here.

AEP Texas Central electricity rates for South Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.059 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.060 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Constellation - Power to Connect Usage Bill Credit 30 months $0.097 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.112 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.113 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.122 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.127 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 months $0.127 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.148 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/06/2020, 12:51:18 PM CDT for utility AEP Central. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.


To learn more about AEP Texas Central or report an outage, click here.

TNMP electricity rates for West, Central, and Gulf Coast Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.074 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.075 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.076 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Constellation - Power to Connect Usage Bill Credit 30 months $0.103 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.119 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 24 24 months $0.125 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.125 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.136 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.138 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.151 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/06/2020, 12:51:18 PM CDT for utility Texas-New Mexico Power. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

To learn more about Texas New Mexico Power or report an outage, click here.

Contact your energy provider

If you’re experiencing a power outage, please contact your utility company at one of the links above. Otherwise, please see below for a list of our partners’ contact information.

Energy Companies Customer Service Number
Frontier Utilities 866-926-8192
4Change Energy 866-575-4966
Constellation 866-917-8271
Discount Power 877-455-4674
Gexa Energy 877-961-9369
TXU Energy 800-818-6132
Just Energy 833-757-1615
TriEagle Energy 877-933-2453
Cirro Energy 800-692-4776
Direct Energy Prepaid Plans: 877-866-6601 | All Other Plans: 888-305-3828
First Choice Power 866-469-2464
Reliant Energy 866-222-7100
Payless Power 866-963-9353
Green Mountain Energy 866-785-4668
Amigo Energy English: 888-469-2644 | Español: 713-881-8586
Tara Energy 866-438-8272

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